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Economics of Fisheries Conflicts

"To be sure, conflicts are a subset of social interactions, many of which are the subject of economics. However, conflicts, virtually by definition, do not involve voluntary trades and prices, which is the traditional field for economic analysis. Seen from this perspective, conflicts might seem a more apt subject for some of the other social sciences, such as political science or even sociology. ..." – By Ragnar Arnason

The Role of Tourism in Sustainable Development

"Many developing countries have managed to increase their participation in the global economy through development of international tourism. Tourism development is increasingly viewed as an important tool in increasing economic growth, alleviating poverty, and improving food security. Tourism enables communities that are poor in material wealth, but rich in history and cultural heritage, to leverage their unique assets for economic development (Honey & Gilpin, 2009). ..." – By Robert B. Richardson

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